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Kara Asbury MD, AAHIVM



Dr. Kara Asbury graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in Biology and Chemistry from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.  She then attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated with Honors.  Dr. Asbury was

elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2005.  While in medical school, she received several departmental honors for her outstanding work in Biochemistry, Physiology, Biostatistics, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology.  She went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine.   

After her graduation from residency, she worked for over 10 years, and for several healthcare organizations as a hospitalist.  She then returned to Mayo Clinic to complete her fellowship in Infectious Diseases.  During her fellowship, she authored and co-authored numerous publications in the area of Infectious Diseases including The Unexpected Souvenir - a case of visceral Leishmaniasis in a traveler; De novo coccidioidomycosis among solid organ transplant recipients 1 or more years after transplant;  A case of Verruconis gallopava infection in a heart transplant recipient successfully treated with posaconazole; Polyneuritis Cranialis After Acute Tularemia Infection: A Case Study.  She also wrote several book chapters on infectious diarrhea for The Encyclopedia Of Gastroenterology. Most recently, she has been involved in the epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms in the acute care hospital setting; developing strategies to prevent transmission.

Dr. Asbury is actively involved in residents’ education.  She received the Fellow of the Year award during her infectious diseases fellowship at Mayo Clinic for her dedication and unwavering commitment to the internal medicine residents' education.  She currently holds the position as the Infectious Diseases co-chair for the Honor Health Internal Medicine Residency program.  Her interests include antibiotic treatment of drug-resistant bacteria, coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), infections in immunocompromised patients, antimicrobial stewardship, and travel medicine.  She is known for her hard-working work ethic, attention to detail, and care for her patients.  In her spare time, she enjoys fitness, traveling, and spending time with her dogs.